I used to just eyeball where I wanted brads or eyelets to go, but a few years back I bought the Stampin' Up! Mat Pack and now can't live without it. The Mat Pack comes with three pieces, a small grid board to use when hammering eyelets of doing other things that you want to protect your surface from, or just to line up your layers. The second piece is a template for paper piercing, spacing eyelets, brads, buttons. The last piece is a foamy piece that you put under the template when paper piercing. You can see in the picture that I lined the cardstock up with the template to decide where to place my holes. I then added the brads and matted the 3x3 pieces with a piece of 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 brushed silver cardstock. To add some more texture I added some ruffles Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon. To make the ruffles, I placed some sticky strip on
the back of the brushed silver cardstock, and pinched and folded the seam binding ribbon along the sticky strip until I liked the way it looked. I then added the image to my card base with dimensional stickers, or, as I call them in class, "puffies". I folded my card a bit differently from a standard fold. The base is 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 but I added another fold line to the front, so that when it opens, you can see the inside and the outside at the same time.
The inside reads "Rejoicing with you in the birth of Christ our Lord, and wishing you all the blessings of His love." because really, that's what its all about.